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JEFF KNAPP

Jeff Knapp is an outdoors writer for The Indiana Gazette. His columns appear Tuesday on the Outdoors page and in the Indiana County Area Sports section on The Indiana Gazette Online.

Articles by JEFF KNAPP

JEFF KNAPP: Area lakes offer good bass fishing JEFF KNAPP: Area lakes offer good bass fishing
15 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Summertime provides a great setting in which to enjoy bass fishing on a lake. Here’s a look at three good ones in the area. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Potomac River offers fresh venue JEFF KNAPP: Potomac River offers fresh venue
16 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Western Pennsylvania is blessed with an abundance of excellent smallmouth bass rivers and streams. Large waters like the Allegheny River and West Branch of the Susquehanna come to mind. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Cool areas below impoundments prime areas for summer trout
17 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Though the arrival of summer ends trout season for many anglers, trout fishing opportunities still abound. A good example is the fine sport available below several of the state’s major impoundments, where discharges of cool water provide excellent trout habitat. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Next couple weeks crucial for turkey nesting
18 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The next couple weeks could say a lot about how this year’s wild turkey nesting season is, which ultimately will tell a tale of how many birds hunters see this coming fall. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Anglers pursue steelheads with flies
20 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The big, somewhat gaudy strike indicator gave a slight twitch, which I reacted to with a sweeping hook-set. A second later a strong steelhead was headed north in the direction of Lake Erie. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Land-based insects work for fly-fishermen, too
22 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
While the taking of trout on traditional flies that mimic aquatic insects is a classic way to fish, many fish are also taken on duplicates of land-based insects. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Early spring is good time for bass JEFF KNAPP: Early spring is good time for bass
25 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
A look back over my fishing logs reveals that most years my best day for big numbers of big river smallmouth bass happens in early spring. Many times ice is still flushing from the river. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Spring Creek offers top trout fishing JEFF KNAPP: Spring Creek offers top trout fishing
27 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The brisk wind sent a flurry of dead leaves across Interstate 99 as I approached the exit that leads to Spring Creek via Paradise Road. I questioned the wisdom of making the two-hour drive east — one driven by a case of the shack nasties — when the weather forecast called for 25 to 30 mph winds. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Angling options will soon heat up on northwest lakes JEFF KNAPP: Angling options will soon heat up on northwest lakes
28 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Winter is begrudgingly releasing its icy grip on our region. Soon we’ll have a host of angling options to choose from. The state’s northwest region boasts a lot of them, particularly for warm-water species like bass, walleyes and crappies, such as the ones detailed here. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Armstrong waters off quality fishing JEFF KNAPP: Armstrong waters off quality fishing
29 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Neighboring Armstrong County has a long list of quality fishing options. Waters such as the Allegheny River, Crooked Creek Lake and Keystone Lake are well known. The county has other angling venues, though. With the weather finally warming up, it will soon be time to check them out. [Read More]
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